P.T., M.P.T., C.F.M.T.
Certified Functional Manual Therapist
Education: Todd graduated from NIU with a Master of Physical Therapy in 2005, after completing his Bachelor of Health and Human Sciences in 2004. He received credentialing as a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) in 2012. He continues to lab assist in courses offered through The Institute of Physical Art throughout the country. He has also completed multiple advanced courses in orthopaedics, neurology, pain syndromes and management, and manual therapy. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Clinically: Todd's treatment approach is based primarily on those taught through The Institute of Physical Art. This includes direct, hands-on treatment to any area of impairment or associated areas causing problems to reoccur. Through kinesthetic training and neuromuscular facilitation techniques, he also focuses on improving efficient movement and function throughout any area of the body. The focus of his treatments is to restore automatic and efficient function, to realistically restore normal daily function without the need to "hold a position," or "hold in the belly." He also tailors home exercises to each individual person to reinstate proper motor control or strategies for any activity. Todd treats all diagnoses and areas of the body including spinal dysfunction, headache, TMJ, and chronic pain.
Socially: Born and raised in Sycamore, Todd enjoys serving DeKalb County. He lives in Sycamore with his wife, Shannon, and son, Hunter. In addition to spending time with friends and family, Todd enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, boating, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and snowmobiling. He is also a musician, playing primarily piano the majority of his life.
What type of treatment will
Treatment is based on the initial examination findings along with ongoing reassessment and evaluation. Treatment may consist of a variety of hands-on joint and soft tissue treatment techniques, gentle exercise techniques, pain reducing modalities, and education in self-management skills.
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